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Windows 7: Google Operating System ??? What!?

09 Jan 2010   #11
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Is Google Chrome counted as an OS? I have never installed it before so i have no idea.

I thought Google based their softwares on Android.
Google Chrome is a browser, Chromium OS is the Google operating system.
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09 Jan 2010   #12
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Thanks for clearing that up. Wow i need to get with google abit ay
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12 Jan 2010   #13
DarkPhoenix

Windows 7
 
 

I have been talking to some folks at the google chrome OS IRC channel.. I have tested a virtual build of it in virtualbox. Running in the virtual box you cannot really see how fast it is supposed to be.

You have to log in to the os with your google account or gmail account. If you want to log in offline, you have to first log in with gmail account and then you can set the thing to let you log in offline. This is a sneaky way of forcing people to try their gmail service. That don't sound right to me.

They are making no plans I am told to design offline apps or make it work with any offline apps that you store locally. So if your Net connection goes down.. you cannot access your docs and other stuff!


That would really suck. So if you have a netbook now.. and are happy using the offline features.. do not buy one with this google os. ( the Google OS is officially called the Chromium OS by the way)

If there are any web applications made with Microsoft Visual Basic, this OS/Browser will not work with them.
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12 Jan 2010   #14
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
SSD

this could help to drive down the price of SSD's that would be nice lol......
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12 Jan 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Netbooks have had availability of SSD drives for a while at reasonable prices...however they are going to be small. Like 4GB since everything is done in the cloud, there won't be much need for local disk space.
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12 Jan 2010   #16
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Disk Space

that's why we upgrade lol...pop that sucker out and put in a bigger one
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12 Jan 2010   #17
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't get it!! why would you want all your person stuff on some server you have no control over etc etc, I would never want a computer that couldn't remain isolated from the internet and can't see why anyone else would either. I guess the whole cloud computing thing just makes no sense to me at all.
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12 Jan 2010   #18
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Cloud

if you had to be on the go and needed something small lightweight and fast to just hop on and check your webmail and just simple stuff it would be great but I do agree with what you said I would not use it for storing my Docs online
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12 Jan 2010   #19
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
I don't get it!! why would you want all your person stuff on some server you have no control over etc etc, I would never want a computer that couldn't remain isolated from the internet and can't see why anyone else would either. I guess the whole cloud computing thing just makes no sense to me at all.
Maybe because it will be cheaper?

As you will not need some Terrabyte drives and so on.

But still I am not going to use it as my main OS, as even I am not ready for this.

But I think this is future. I mean cloud computing is OS of the future.
Look around we are moving everything to the cloud..
Documents, Videos, Sharing, Anti-Virus.
So now OS... (actually it's not first cloud OS, there are already a few)
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12 Jan 2010   #20
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
I don't get it!! why would you want all your person stuff on some server you have no control over etc etc, I would never want a computer that couldn't remain isolated from the internet and can't see why anyone else would either. I guess the whole cloud computing thing just makes no sense to me at all.
Maybe because it will be cheaper?

As you will not need some Terrabyte drives and so on.

But still I am not going to use it as my main OS, as even I am not ready for this.

But I think this is future. I mean cloud computing is OS of the future.
Look around we are moving everything to the cloud..
Documents, Videos, Sharing, Anti-Virus.
So now OS... (actually it's not first cloud OS, there are already a few)
cheaper in the start yes but security should be better before they start making netbooks based on this model.

If this is the way of the future I will stick with windows 7 and all the software I have installed on my laptop. There is no need for email if I don't need my laptop. This always connected world is creating to much stress and messing with the economy in ways we can't even see yet with all this instant access to info in an infrastructure that was created 100-200 or more years ago depending on your country. 20 years ago if there was a major accident or incident it took hours or days for the info to reach the masses, today it happens within minutes and people expect the clean up to take as long as it took to get the info out which just isn't possible and won't be for many decades to come. Now this have a device that's connected to everything all the time I think we have reached information overload.
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